Period
to 16 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FMCG in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FMCG over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 145 200
Rank change year-on-year +1 +55 -29
Contract jobs citing FMCG 65 46 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 0.96% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.45% 3.30% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 54 14
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +0.32% -3.44%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £341
90th Percentile £429 £475 £570
England median daily rate £400 £423 £425
% change year-on-year -5.33% -0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.08 £26.80 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.44% +27.62% -22.22%

FMCG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,461 1,396 1,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.35% 29.01% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 907 994
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £213
90th Percentile £550 £530 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.93 £20.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.77% +17.83% +2.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £11.33
90th Percentile £28.25 £35.00 £44.05
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

FMCG
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing FMCG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for FMCG in the West Midlands

FMCG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FMCG in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for FMCG in the West Midlands

FMCG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FMCG in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FMCG in the West Midlands

FMCG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FMCG in the West Midlands

FMCG
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FMCG within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +32 53 £390 +0.65% 5
Staffordshire +6 51 £390 +0.65% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £483 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
FMCG
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FMCG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for FMCG.

1 57 (87.69%) Retail
2 33 (50.77%) Logistics
3 21 (32.31%) GDPR
4 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
4 17 (26.15%) Windows
4 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
5 16 (24.62%) Re-Platforming
6 13 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (18.46%) Finance
8 11 (16.92%) Firewall
8 11 (16.92%) VMware
8 11 (16.92%) ERP
9 9 (13.85%) SQL
9 9 (13.85%) Change Management
9 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) Patch Management
10 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (12.31%) Information Security
10 8 (12.31%) ITIL
10 8 (12.31%) LAN
10 8 (12.31%) WAN
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (10.77%) e-Learning
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
12 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (9.23%) Internet
12 6 (9.23%) PCI DSS
12 6 (9.23%) Change Control
12 6 (9.23%) Vulnerability Scanning

FMCG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.54%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (16.92%) Firewall
3 8 (12.31%) LAN
3 8 (12.31%) WAN
4 6 (9.23%) Internet
5 4 (6.15%) Network Security
6 3 (4.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.15%) Power BI
2 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.62%) Data Mart
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) OLAP
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) QlikView
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 57 (87.69%) Retail
2 12 (18.46%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Legal
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Business Analyst
3 18 (27.69%) Project Manager
4 11 (16.92%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 10 (15.38%) Server Engineer
6 9 (13.85%) Business IT Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (13.85%) IT Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) IT Business Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) Process Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) Project Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) Senior Server Engineer
9 6 (9.23%) ERP Project Manager
9 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 6 (9.23%) Security Engineer
9 6 (9.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (9.23%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) e-Learning
2 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) PMI
4 3 (4.62%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
1 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Logistics
2 16 (24.62%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (16.92%) ERP
4 9 (13.85%) Change Management
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (12.31%) Information Security
5 8 (12.31%) ITIL
5 8 (12.31%) Patch Management
5 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (9.23%) Change Control
6 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.69%) Application Discovery
7 5 (7.69%) Coaching
7 5 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (7.69%) Migration
8 4 (6.15%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (6.15%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
1 3 (4.62%) PMP
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.31%) GDPR
2 6 (9.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.62%) QA
4 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) VMware
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Cognos
3 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.08%) Google
4 2 (3.08%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) SAP